Everyone at 2000 AD is deeply saddened to announce the passing of artist Garry Leach at the age of 67.

Garry, who began his career in the pages of 2000 AD, was born in 1954 and attended Central St Martin’s College.

A modest and unassuming talent, by the time of his first work for 2000 AD – inking Trevor Goring’s work on the Dan Dare story ‘The Doomsday Machine’ in 1978 – his confident brushwork was already unmissable and although appearances were sporadic – whether on high-tech superspy series M.A.C.H.1 or on one-episode Future Shocks, including working with future collaborator Alan Moore – his self-assured style brought a solidity to its pages.